The movie Titanic reminds us of Jack and Rose, as the story revolves around these characters. In this movie, it was Leonardo DiCaprio who had given life to the character of Jack. So actually Who is Leonardo DiCaprio? We know him as a renowned American actor and producer and is famous for his exceptional skills in acting and for his good looks. He is an international star and is majorly known for his period films and biopics. He received so many awards like Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in Drama, musical, or comedy. He is also known for his movies Inception and the Wolf of Wall Street.
But what was his journey to reach this success? Leonardo Dicaprio story of his life is not that easy as he revealed the tragic side and the way he overcame to achieve his dreams.
Leonardo DiCaprio childhood
Leonardo DiCaprio was born on November 11, 1974, in Los Angeles, California. Even before he was born, his mother Irmelin was admiring a painting by Leonardo DaVinci in Italy while she was pregnant. At that time, she felt DiCaprio kick her while and so she thought of naming her baby boy Leonardo DiCaprio.
The relationship between DiCaprio’s parents did not last, and the two divorced when he was a toddler. It was his mother who raised him but still, he was remaining close with his father throughout his childhood. He lived with his mother in the ghettos of Los Angeles and his mom did a lot of random jobs to take care of him.
Leonardo DiCaprio, originally known as Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio went to Seeds Elementary school and moved on from John Marshall High School. He was interested in acting as his parents were creative. There he started his profession in acting by showing up in many short movies and advertisements. He got his first job on Tv in the series “Parenthood”.
He lived a life of poor
DiCaprio started acting at a young age, but it was not that easy for him to land his roles. He even thought of changing his name to some simple name. He was living in poverty, and so his parents were hardly bringing home enough money for food. DiCaprio mentioned that there was a major prostitution ring on the street corner, with crime and violence.
At the beginning of his career, he was struggling to find an agent and remained jobless for a year, after giving more than 100 auditions. He thought of quitting acting, but his father encouraged him to keep going.
At the start of his career
In 1991, he made his film debut with a low-budget horror film called Critters 3. The film didn’t do well but his job in the film gave him extraordinary appreciation from the pundits.
He continued to choose interesting and diverse projects and starred in the 1995 coming-of-age drama The Basketball Diaries and The Quick and the dead. In 1996, he starred in Romeo-Juliet.
The Titanic movie
Although he had starred in a few films, nothing made him a household name. It all changed with the Titanic movie. His performance as Jack Dawson in the film made him a superstar and became one of the biggest movie stars of all time. And so the year 1997, was a turning point in his career. The movie became the highest-grossing film of all time with 14 academy award nominations and 11 wins. Leonardo DiCaprio became the most in-demand actor in Hollywood. He quickly became a world-famous celebrity and in 1997 and 1998 his charm and youthful look landed him on People magazine’s list of the “50 Most beautiful people”.
Leonardo DiCaprio movies
DiCaprio received an Academy Award nomination in Scorsese’s The Aviator (2004), and in 20016, he starred in well-received films like Blood Diamond, earning his third Academy Award nomination.
He starred in Christopher Nolan’s Inception (2010), and in the same year, he starred in the Scorsese thriller Shutter Island. He again joined Scorsese in the 2013 drama The Wolf of Wall Street which earned him a Golden Globe for best actor along with academy award nominations for best actor and best picture.
Leonardo DiCaprio net worth
Leonardo DiCaprio is an entertainer who chooses his contents cautiously. His dedication to his job made it flawless and gave him a remarkable position, and ended up being one of the most reliable film industry stars of the 21st century.
He has a net worth of $260 million. Between 1995 and 2020 he has earned $300 million from salaries and backend points alone. He also earned additional tens of millions from real estate, endorsements, and venture capital stakes.
He has worked to bring attention and funding to the protection of biodiversity, forest conservation, and climate change. His foundation supports over 35 innovative conservation projects around the world.
Who is Leonardo DiCaprio dating?
DiCaprio was in a relationship with supermodel Gisele Bundchen and then he dated model Bar Rafaeli for several years. Camila Morrone is now a rising star and she is dating Leonardo since 2017.
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